Wednesday, May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024

Blossom Picnic celebrates Japanese culture

The Japanese Garden Society and Salt Spring Japanese community are ready to welcome everyone to the 13th Annual Blossom Picnic at Heiwa Garden in the Peace Park on Sunday, May 19.

The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., weather permitting, with plans for martial arts demonstrations, live classical and popular Japanese music, a Tate samurai sword performance and a Bon Odori dance.

Kid-friendly activities include a paper airplane making and flying contest; making origami ninja stars and target shooting; go fish yo-yo water balloons; and “pick an Omikuji slip and read your fortune” activity.

People of all ages are also encouraged to dress up in a Japan-themed costume or as an anime character for a chance to win a prize.

As always, delicious food, including homestyle Inari sushi and an Oboro sushi bento lunch, is available for purchase. To pre-order the Inari sushi, people should email or call 250-653-0099 by May 18 at 3 p.m.

For more information, people can email

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